It looks like Cristela Hernandez has a bright future ahead of her — unfortunately the same can’t be said for the Cristela TV show. ABC has cancelled the sitcom after one season of 22 episodes.
On Cristela, a young Mexican-American woman (Cristela Alonzo) works to become an attorney while juggling her responsibilities to her traditional family. The rest of the cast includes Maria Canals-Barrera, Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Gabriel Iglesias, Sam McMurray, Justine Lupe, and Andrew Leeds.
The sitcom debuted in October 2015 and attracted a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.5 million viewers. That was a decent start for a Friday night show but the ratings lost quite a bit of steam over the course of the season, falling as low as a 0.8 demo rating with 4.1 million viewers.
Those numbers weren’t good enough to mandate a second season so ABC has decided to cancel Cristela instead. The final episode aired on April 17th.
What do you think? Did you like the Cristela TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed? Why do you think it didn’t attract a bigger audience?